This Red-tailed Hawk—photographeded at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas—was extremely tolerant of observation. As he moved along the east side of the lake, he attracted a larger and large entourage of photographers and other interested onlookers. At one point he had at least five super-telephoto camera lenses pointed in his direction.
The hawk continued about his business as if all of the attention was no big deal. He was even seen leaving his high perch to capture a small mouse on the ground. He took his prize to a nearby tree and swallowed it whole while everyone watched!
|Date||–||Jan 6, 2013|
|Time of Day||–||Afternoon|
|Type of Behavior||–||Hunting|
|Main Article||–||Red-tailed Hawk||Observation Location|
3 Replies to “Red-tailed Hawk – Mouse Hunter”
Great captures. It’s amazing how accustomed to humans urban red-tails can be, isn;t it? We get to watch our resident do things (hunt, eat, mate, nest) that we might have a much harder time seeing out in the wilderness.
Red-tailed Hawks are amazing. Yes, it is remarkable how adaptable and tolerant they are to living amongst us. I’ve been reading your posts about NYC Red-tails with great interest!